Assistant Professor – Environmental Policy
Dept of Political Science and Institute for the Study of the Environment,
Northern Illinois University
The Department of Political Science and the Institute for the Study of the
Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE) at Northern Illinois University
anticipate hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in environmental
policy. Employment will begin August 2017. The position is open to
applicants from any subfield in political science, and International
Relations scholars, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Reflecting NIU’s
commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in education and scholarship,
the position will hold joint appointment status, but will be tenurable in
the Department of Political Science.
The Department of Political Science has 12 faculty members and offers B.A.,
B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The Institute has 33 faculty associates,
offers B.A. and B.S. degrees, and is developing a graduate program. For more
information, please visit http://polisci.niu.edu and
http://www.niu.edu/ese/. NIU is located in DeKalb, a welcoming and growing
city 65 miles west of downtown Chicago. It has an enrollment of more than
19,000 students, including a graduate student body of over 5,000.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of, or potential
for, scholarly research and teaching excellence at both the undergraduate
and graduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a
core course in environmental policy that covers environmental issues
pertinent to the United States. An earned PhD in political science is
required by the start date of the appointment.
A demonstrated ability to serve a diverse student population is strongly
Applicants must send a cover letter, which describes how their scholarship
will contribute to the missions of both the Department of Political Science
and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and
Energy. In addition, a curriculum vitae, writing samples, evidence of
teaching effectiveness, appropriate transcripts, and three letters of
recommendation should be forwarded to the Department of Political Science at
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of completed applications will begin on January 23, 2017, and will
continue until the position is filled.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of
employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background
investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental
disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor
unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all
applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to
nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes
Dual Career issues.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify
identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the
required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.